Perler Beads - Great Craft Projects for Kids
My 6 year old daughter loves working with these cool beads. Essentially Perler Beads (or fuse beads) are little plastic beads you make designs with - and then (with the help of an adult) fuse with an iron. Kids love 'em!
The themed sets come with a bunch of patterns that kids can create all different designs on. We have the animal set, which comes with a horse, cat, dog, fish, turtle, etc.. The boxes all have samples of great designs that you can create or you can create your own.
I've gotten our sets at AC Moore. They last a long time. We got ours last Christmas and we are still using it. So you get lots of beads, and hours and hours of fun. Kind of a nice one on one activity that you can do with your child.
Both my 4 yo & 7 yo love these - we call them "fuse beads." We got a bucket of 22,000 [yes we're set for a while] and we make keychains and zipper pulls out of them. Great fun!
Very fun!! I will be sure to check them out.